Category Archives: Midwest Hip-Hop

N.R.F.S. Album Stream – N.R.F.S.

Chicago’s Neak, Rashid Hadee, F.A.B.L.E. and Since9ine6ix join forces on this impressive collabo album, a soulful showcase of true-school Windy City talent.

New Joint – Prox Centauri

Prox Centauri – “Leitmotifs” (ProxCentauri.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Powerful, thought-provoking rhymes from talented Flint, Michigan emcee Prox Centauri’s new album “Mending What’s Broken: Odes For Stalwart Days & Fearless Nights”.

Mending What’s Broken: Odes For Stalwart Days & Fearless Nights Album Stream – Prox Centauri

Flint, Michigan’s Prox Centauri showcases his talent for penning sincere, thoughtful, life-affirming rhymes on this thoroughly engaging and expertly-executed album release.

New Joint – 1773 / Since9ine6ix

1773 ft. Since9ine6ix – “ALD” (1773Live.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Chicago’s Wisdm Uno and Jay Nagoma drop a third video from their superb Joe Tyse-produced album “As Above”.

New Joint – Rita J / DJ RTST

Rita J ft. DJ RTST – “Bussin'” (RitaJ.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Timeless true-school flavour from Chicago artist Rita J’s impressive Neak-produced album “The High Priestess”.

The High Priestess Album Stream – Rita J

Chicago’s Rita J makes a welcome return to the rap game with a superb new album which finds the skilled emcee being joined by fellow Windy City representatives Neak (producer) and Rashid Hadee (executive producer) who both add their lyrical talents to the mix. Full of potent, thoughtful rhymes laced with a strong b-girl attitude and delivered over quality, full-bodied beats, “The High Priestess” stands as a refreshing and engaging listening experience which fully taps into the potential Hip-Hop has to touch the soul.

New Joint – Jyroscope & Montana Macks

Jyroscope & Montana Macks – “Take It Easy” (Jyroscope.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Chicago’s Collasoul Structure and I.B. Fokuz remind us how important it is to take time out to relax in today’s chaotic world on this mellow, horn-laced head-nodder off their Montana Macks-produced EP “Happy Medium”.

New Joint – Dipper Goons / Donald Mayhem

Dipper Goons ft. Donald Mayhem – “P.O.W.” (SupaSounds.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Taken off the 2020 EP “The Micalorian” from Chicago-based emcee / producer duo James Earl Bonez and Original Super Legend.

New Joint – Rich Jones & Montana Macks / Matt Muse / Psalm One etc.

Rich Jones & Montana Macks ft. Matt Muse, Defcee, SKECH185, Psalm One & Jovan Landry – “Locals Only” (RichJonesMusic.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Windy City wordsmith Rich Jones calls on the lyrical talents of some fellow Chi-Town representatives for this posse cut from his Montana Macks-produced album “How do you sleep at night?”.

New Joint – Vakill

Vakill – “ChicaG.O.A.T.” / “Catalog Of Filth” ft. Vinnie Paz (@Vakill / 2021)

The Windy City wordsmith showcases his formidable rhyme skills on these back-to-back tracks (produced by Memoriza and Nottz respectively) lifted from his long-awaited new project “God’s G.U.N.S.”

New Joint – Pugs Atomz

Pugs Atomz – “Madden 95” (@PugsAtomz / 2021)

Produced by Stone Flacco.

New Joint – Vic Spencer

Vic Spencer – “Online Desperation” (@VicSpencer / 2021)

Ill loops, swaggering punchlines and sharp lyrical jabs from the talented Chicago emcee’s forthcoming Original Super Legend-produced album “Legend Laws Of Power”.

New Joint – Race Bannon / My Guy Phil

Race Bannon ft. My Guy Phil – “Face Value” (SupaSounds.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Sublime mellow madness from Chicago representative Race Bannon’s recent vinyl single release “Race Tracks 4”.

New Joint – Jae Haze / Gzus Piece

Jae Haze ft. Gzus Piece – “Nostalgic Zaza” (@TheRealJaeHaze / 2021)

Uncut Taso-produced rawness from the Chicago duo’s new collabo album “Gzus Haze”.

New Joint – The Kid Nigel

The Kid Nigel – “I’m Just Sayin'” (TheKidNigel.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Confident, punchline-laced rhymes and smooth, melodic beats from the Chicago emcee’s new release “Outside Looking In”.

New Joint – The Primeridian x Rashid Hadee

The Primeridian x Rashid Hadee – “Geetarrrstraaang” (RashidHadee.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Longstanding Chicago talents Race Bannon, Simeon Viltz and Rashid Hadee drop the second video from their impressive recently-released collabo album “Prime Diesel”.

New Joint – Made By Lxnny

Made By Lxnny – “On My Life” (GrayedSchool.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

The Chicago artist delivers a heartfelt dedication to the longstanding woman in his world on this track lifted from his forthcoming self-produced, self-titled EP.

New Joint – Vic Spencer

Vic Spencer – “Visionware” (@VicSpencer / 2021)

Some emcees are so naturally talented they simply sound like they were born to rhyme – Chicago’s Vic Spencer is one such individual – this latest display of lyrical dexterity from the Windy City wordsmith is off the forthcoming August Fanon-produced album “Psychological Cheat Sheet 2”.

New Joint – Vic Spencer / D. Brash / Goose

Vic Spencer ft. D. Brash & Goose – “Green Room Villains” (@VicSpencer / 2021)

Produced by Zepeda and taken from the Chicago lyricist’s recent album “Rather Be A Real One”.

New Joint – Vic Monroe & Tone Spliff

Vic Monroe & Tone Spliff – “Start My Day” (VicMonroe.BandCamp.Com / 2021)

Taken from the Chicago / LA duo’s recent collabo EP “Marinade”.